SOLD Victorian 15ct Gold Foil Back Quartz Earrings
A beautiful pair of Victorian earrings, c1860. These stunning earrings appear pink in colour with their pear shaped quartz stones being foil backed giving them their pink glow. The stones are set in closed back settings and are 15ct gold, with the beautiful buttery shine that is synonymous with this karat of gold. The earrings have been made in the style of vines with leaves down the centre and to the top. They are hinged in two places allowing beautiful movement when worn.
They likely had screw back fixtures to begin with and these have been altered to posts in antiquity. The tops are slightly different and are 9ct gold with posts and butterflies.
Materials - 15ct Gold, 9ct Gold (both tested), Quartz
Age - C1860
Size - Earrings measure approx 30mm from the top of the top leaf to the point of the bottom quartz
Condition - Overall appearance is good. One of the quartz has a little damage to one side. The tops have been replaced and are slightly different from each other. There are some dings to the back and on the leaves. Please see the photos.
Weight - 2.9g the pair